The Grand Rapids Symphony offers events throughout the year to engage patrons in a different light while raising funds for the Symphony. Ticket sales contribute less than half of what is needed to maintain an outstanding orchestra for our community. Donations, sponsorships and fundraising events are all vital to your Symphony.

For information about special events, contact:
Diane Lobbestael
Vice President for Development
PH 616.454.9451 x 122
FX 616.454.7477
Send Diane an Email

Upcoming Events

Holiday Pops Spectacular 2015

Create special memories and a family tradition at Holiday Pops Spectacular! This fun pre-concert event precedes the Fox Motors Pops Series Holiday Pops matinee on Saturday, December 5. Families can enjoy festive treats, games, crafts, activities, caroling, family photos, an instrument petting zoo and so much more. Click here for more info. 

Celebration of Soul 2016

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, the Grammy-nominated Grand Rapids Symphony will continue its exciting community collaboration by presenting the 15th annual Symphony with Soul concert, preceded by the 11th annual Celebration of Soul dinner and MaLinda P. Sapp Legacy Awards presentation.  

The guest artist for this year is modern jazz icon Marcus Roberts. Roberts lost his eyesight as a child, but gained extraordinary insight into American music—inspiring a new generation of jazz musicians with his virtuosity on the piano and innovative compositions. 

We are pleased to announce the 2016 MaLinda P. Sapp Legacy Award recipients are BL2END, Stephen and Clarice Drew and Huntington Bank. 

Created in 2006 to honor the accomplishments of individuals and organization dedicated to diversity and inclusion, this annual event precedes the Symphony with Soul concert and honors said individuals and organizations with the Dr. MaLinda P. Sapp Legacy Award. Click here for more event and ticket information.

BRAVO! 2016

The Grand Rapids Symphony's biennial Gala which recognizes the outstanding contributions and leadership of donors and volunteer leadership. Stay posted for more information. 

Music and Microbrews 2016

You won’t have to travel far to enjoy the best of summer! At this D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops event, the Grand Rapids Symphony creates a whole new concert experience. Enjoy the company of family, friends and colleagues in a private seating area with the finest Michigan microbrews in hand. Tickets to Music and Microbrews includes dinner, one free beverage, tables, linens and chairs, concert admission, a visit from the conductor and/or guest artists, and promotional signage with your organization's logo in the Music and Microbrews area.